Saving electricity for Earth Hour and beyond

This Saturday, March 23, people around the world will turn off their lights for an hour, from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., to celebrate Earth Hour.

Earth Hour began in 2007, when 2.2 million people around the world turned off their lights to show their support for climate change action.

This year, the Earth Hour team is inviting people to spend 60 minutes doing good for the planet while doing something they love.

From fitness and wellness to entertainment to food, the Earth Hour team has events to help you find ways to celebrate.

At Enova Power Corp. (Enova), we encourage you to look for ways to save energy and show your support for climate action change, not just for one hour on one day, but all year round.

Reducing your electricity use every day is the most cost-effective way you can help manage electricity use in the province. As the world moves towards electrification to cut greenhouse gas emissions, demand is going up and resources are getting tighter.

Here are six ways you can do your part to save electricity all year round:

  1. Even if you pay tiered electricity prices, follow the time-of-use schedule when using electrical devices that draw a lot of power, which will help reduce provincial electricity demand.
  2. Put lights on a timer or motion sensor so they are not left on accidentally.
  3. Use weather stripping and caulking to seal drafts around windows and doors to keep warm air in and cold air out.
  4. Change your furnace filter every three months to keep your furnace running at peak efficiency.
  5. Set your thermostat between 18-21°C in the winter and 24-32°C in summer to ensure optimum savings without sacrificing comfort.
  6.  If you are buying a new appliance, consider an ENERGY STAR® certified model. They can be up to 30 percent more efficient than standard models, depending on the appliance.  

My Account gives you 24/7 access to your electricity data

Register your Enova account with My Account to get access to your electricity information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can track when you are using the most electricity to find ways to save, and get access to current and past bills, sign up for eBilling, and compare electricity price plans.

To learn more, visit

Find your Service Area

Enter your address below to determine your service location for outage information, accessing forms and managing your account.